Category Archives: Packaging

MULTIVAC takes over the FRITSCH Group

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MULTIVAC takes over the FRITSCH Group and further expands its range of solutions for the bakery industry. FRITSCH is a leading manufacturer of bakery equipment with its headquarters in the town of Markt Einersheim in Lower Franconia. The product range consists of high-performance equipment and groundbreaking technology for dough forming and processing. FRITSCH offers the right solution for every size… Read more »

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Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Reaches Record Growth

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The production of food processing and packaging machinery rose by 8% in 2018, to just under EUR15.2bn. This was not only a record figure but also the highest growth rate in the current decade, the VDMA Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association reveals. “Many manufacturers started 2018 with a very high order backlog, which was gradually converted into sales in… Read more »

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A nanocrystal clear food waste solution? US team develops sustainable shelf-life technology

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The Purdue University team is now looking for industrial partners for its biodegradable, advanced barrier coating A team of Purdue University, US, researchers have manufactured an innovative new process that uses cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) to create advanced barrier coatings for food packaging. The technology can be used to create non-toxic and biodegradable packaging solutions. The shelf-life extending process also has… Read more »

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Industry Needs to Move Faster than the Law

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Once again, I need to say that I am concerned. Once again, I notice that authorities are moving slowly when it comes about regulating essential aspects of our modern lives. The Council of the EU has recently adopted the measures proposed by the European Commission to tackle marine litter coming from the 10 single-use plastic products most often found on… Read more »

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FDA supports industry on food product date labels

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The Food Marketing Institute has received a letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that supports the food industry’s efforts, in concert with the food manufacturing community, to reduce consumer confusion regarding food product date labels. “On behalf of FMI’s retail, wholesale and manufacturer members, we sincerely appreciate FDA’s recognition of the industry’s dedication to seeking solutions and mitigating consumer confusion in the… Read more »

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Mondelez is ready for Active & Intelligent Packaging!

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Mondel?z International is excited to participate in the 2019 AIPIA Summit Americas Challenge. The following brief invites active and intelligent packaging developers to propose solutions that can help us deliver on our company mission; Lead the future of snacking around the world by offering the right snack at the right moment made the right way. We would like to explore… Read more »

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Sustainable plastics: What bakeries need to know

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The movement to fully recyclable and biodegradable packaging materials has been gradual as consumers become more educated about the danger plastics pose to natural habitats like oceans. It’s a slow tide rising, but many experts predict that sustainable packaging is about to wash over most consumer packaged goods (C.P.G.s) within the decade. The question for baked foods and snack producers… Read more »

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UK to introduce tax on non-recycled plastic packaging by 2022

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Food and beverage companies will be taxed on plastic packaging that contains less than 30 percent recycled content, the UK Chancellor Richard Hammond announced yesterday in the 2018 Budget speech. The tax aims to “transform the economics of sustainable packaging” and posit the UK as “as a world leader” in tackling the scourge of plastic littering across the world and… Read more »

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Consumer Information on Packaging to Fight Obesity

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Water Ice – Flashbacks to Childhood Dietitians, nutrition institutes and scientists do their best – but words alone don’t seem to make an impact on those extra pounds. New legislative proposals are now designed to make consumers rethink their choices in a different way: higher taxes, less advertising and stop signs on packaging. Chile as a Pioneer Chile is considered… Read more »

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Revolutionary materials: alternative packaging

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While materials like plastic have revolutionised how we package and store food products, they are doing significant damage to our environment. Miguel Campos, export sales manager at Advanta investigates the concerns about food packaging and the benefits of alternative packaging materials.

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